A New Chair for the Landmarks Preservation Commission

It is the Historic Districts Council’s firm belief, backed up by decades of observation, that the New York City Landmarks Law and the Commission empowered by it have enhanced and improved New York City.  Landmark designation stabilizes neighborhoods, enhances property values, empowers communities and attracts private investment into the city. More importantly, landmarks and historic […]

Past Leaders Look To The Future:

THE PAST CHAIRS OF THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION LOOK TO THE AGENCY’S FUTURE Thursday, April 25th, 2013 6:30 p.m. The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues) Click here to view the invitation Nearly 50 years ago the New York City Landmarks Law was passed and the […]

Coffee Talk- Spring 2013

  April 1st  8:30 – 10:00 AM Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission recently launched its Permit Application Guide to help property owners file effective and thorough permit applications on landmark properties.  The guide lists materials to be submitted, describes the criteria a project must meet to qualify for […]

Battle for Bryant Park

A Post-Preservation Conference Program… The Battle of Bryant Park, 25 Years On:  A Discussion with Anthony Tung. Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm at theNeighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street. On January 8, 1987, The New York Times reported: “A four-year-old plan to build a restaurant behind the New York Public Library has been dealt a surprising setback, […]

Wallabout Designated

The Brooklyn neighboorhood of Wallabout was designated as a historic district on July 12th! The Historic Districts Council has been advocating for this neighbohood for several years and was very pleased with the designation. The landmarked properties are only a small piece of the historic area proposed by the community in a cultural resource survey, […]

New Manhattan Landmarks!

DNAinfo A neo-Tudor Gothic style townhouse in Turtle Bay, a terra cotta-clad loft building in the West Village and a Federal style house on the Bowery are among Manhattan’s newest landmarks. The Lo-Down: The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors (BAN) is sending around a news release in celebration of the Landmarks Preservation Commission voting to protect 135 […]

New Manhattan Landmarks!

DNAinfo A neo-Tudor Gothic style townhouse in Turtle Bay, a terra cotta-clad loft building in the West Village and a Federal style house on the Bowery are among Manhattan’s newest landmarks. The Lo-Down: The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors (BAN) is sending around a news release in celebration of the Landmarks Preservation Commission voting to protect 135 […]

Historic District Approved for Crown Heights!!

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved a 610-building historic district in the Brooklyn neighborhood, from Bergen Street to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and Nostrand and Brooklyn avenues to the west and east, respectively… New York Post (blog)  

East Village Walking Tour

Breakfast Walking tour of the proposed East Village Historic District Grab a coffee and a bagel and join GVSHP’s Director of Preservation & Research Elizabeth Finkelstein for a breakfast walk around the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed East Village Historic District Wednesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 208:30- 10:00 A.M.Free; reservations required, RSVP to rsvp@gvshp.org or (212) […]